28 Jul 2016

Crusaders sign former Wallabies winger

2:54 pm on 28 July 2016

The former Wallabies winger Digby Ioane has signed a two year deal with the Crusaders.

The New Zealand-born, Australian-raised winger already has played 86 Super rugby matches, mostly for the Queensland Reds between 2008-2013.

Ioane, who's played 35 tests, has since played for the Stade Francais in France and is about to return to his second second season with the Honda Heat in Japan.

Former Wallabies winger Digby Ioane on the burst against the All Blacks in 2011.

Former Wallabies winger Digby Ioane on the burst against the All Blacks in 2011. Photo: Photosport

"I have had a great time playing in France and Japan, but the opportunity to be part of a New

Zealand Super Rugby team is too good to pass up," said Ioane.

The recenly appointed Crusaders Coach Scott Robertson said Ioane was a key signing for the team.

"Digby is a massive talent, who we believe still has plenty of top class playing years left in him despite

his experience," he said.

"We also know he will make a huge contribution off the field, with his energy, great character and good humour."

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